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JTAC Recommended Junos Software Versions

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Summary:

JTAC recommended versions of Junos software are listed to assist with determining which version of software to download and install.

This article applies to the following devices:

  • EX Series

  • M, T, and MX Series
  • ACX Series

  • QFX Series

  • SRX Series
     

For other Junos devices, refer to the Release Notes and the Alerts column on the Download Software pages.

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Symptoms:

For customers planning an upgrade or initial installation, JTAC recommends the Junos software versions in this article. These versions are selected using input from Juniper Engineering, customers, and analysis of field usage data.

Exceptions to this include:

  • JTAC has specifically recommended that customers use a version of Junos software that is different from what is listed.

  • You require specific features that are available only in another version of Junos software. In this case, be sure to download the latest maintenance release.

  • Your currently installed version of Junos is working well.

  • If you use NSM, refer to the NSM & Junos Compatibility Matrix to make sure the recommended Junos software version can be managed by NSM.

Solution:

To download Junos Software, go to the Junos Platforms - Download Software site.

The JTAC Recommended Junos Releases are in the tables below.

Select to jump to a platform series:

 

EX Series Ethernet Switches

Platform JTAC Recommended Junos Software by Platform Last
Updated
EX2200 (See Note 3) Junos 12.3R12-S10 15 Aug 2018
EX2200-C ( See Note 3) Junos 12.3R12-S10 15 Aug 2018
EX2300 Junos 15.1X53-D59 / 18.1R3 5 Oct 2018
EX2300-C Junos 15.1X53-D59 / 18.1R3 5 Oct2018
EX3200 Junos 12.3R12-S10 / 14.1X53-D40 15 Aug 2018
EX3300 ( See Note 5) Junos 12.3R12-S10 15 Aug 2018
EX3400 Junos 15.1X53-D59 / 18.1R3 5 Oct 2018
EX4200 ( See Note 4) Junos 12.3R12-S10 / 15.1R7 15 Aug 2018
EX4300 Junos 14.1X53-D47 / 17.3R3-S1 5 Oct 2018
EX4500 ( See Note 4) Junos 12.3R12-S10 / 15.1R7 15 Aug 2018
EX4550 ( See Note 4) Junos 12.3R12-S10 / 15.1R7 15 Aug 2018
EX4600 Junos 14.1X53-D47 / 17.3R3-S1 5 Oct 2018
EX6200 ( See Note 4) Junos 12.3R12-S10 / 15.1R7 15 Aug 2018
EX8200 (See Note 2 & 4) Junos 12.3R12-S10 / 15.1R7 15 Aug 2018
EX8200-VC (XRE200) (See Note 2 & 4) Junos 12.3R12-S10 / 15.1R7 15 Aug 2018
EX9200  Junos 17.3R3-S1 5 Oct 2018
Junos Fusion Enterprise (JFE) Junos 17.4R2 5 Oct 2018

Notes:

  1. It is highly recommended to refer to the Release Notes, Technical Documentation, and KB articles for any outstanding and resolved issues before making the upgrade decision. Contact JTAC if there are any queries.
  2. Please refer to TSB16758 for minimum software requirements for newer revision EX8200 linecards.
  3. Please refer TSB17138  for more details.
  4. Please refer TSB17127 for 15.1R6-S2.
  5. Please refer TSB17329 .
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ACX Series Service Routers

Platform JTAC Recommended Junos Software by Platform Release Type Last
Updated
ACX500 Junos 17.3R3 Standard 7 Sept 2018
ACX1000 Junos 17.3R3 Standard 7 Sept 2018
ACX1100 Junos 17.3R3 Standard 7 Sept 2018
ACX2000 Junos 17.3R3 Standard 7 Sept 2018
ACX2100 Junos 17.3R3 Standard 7 Sept 2018
ACX2200 Junos 17.3R3 Standard 7 Sept 2018
ACX4000 Junos 17.3R3 Standard 7 Sept 2018
ACX5048 / ACX5096 Junos 17.3R3 Standard 7 Sept 2018

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M, T, PTX, and MX Series Routers

Platform JTAC Recommended Junos Software by Platform Release Type Last
Updated
M Series Junos 14.2R7/15.1R7 Standard 31 May 2018
T Series (all including TX, TXP, TXP-3D) Junos 14.2R7/15.1R7 Standard 31 May 2018
PTX Series
(except PTX10002, and 10016)
Junos 17.3R3-S1/17.4R2 Service/Standard 18 Oct 2018
PTX10002 Junos 18.2R1 Standard 18 Oct 2018
PTX10016 Junos 17.4R2 Standard 18 Oct 2018
MX Series Junos 15.1F6-S10/15.1R7 Standard/Service 31 May 2018
MX 2010/2020 with MPC6/7/8/9 Junos 15.1F6-S10 Service 31 May 2018
MX 2008 Series Junos 15.1F7 Standard 31 May 2018
MX5, MX10, MX40, MX80, MX104 Series Junos 15.1R7 Standard 31 May 2018
MX150, MX204, MX10003 Series Junos 17.4R2 Standard 18 Oct 2018
MX10008 Series Junos 18.2R1 Standard 18 Oct 2018
MX Subscriber Management(*3) Junos 16.1R7 Standard 18 June 2018
MX Services on MS-DPC Junos 16.1R7 Standard 18 June 2018
MX Services on MS-MPC/MIC(*4) Junos 16.1R7 Standard 18 June 2018
MX Virtual Chassis Junos 16.1R7 Standard 18 June 2018
Virtual Route Reflector Junos 16.1R7 Standard 18 June 2018
vMX / vBNG(*2) Junos 16.1R7 Standard 18 June 2018
 

Notes:

  1. Junos 12.3R3 and 12.3R4 are not recommended for deployment on MX5, MX10, MX40, MX80, and all MX-3D FPC. See PR896592 or contact JTAC for additional information.
  2. To obtain the specified Service Release, please contact JTAC.
  3. This includes subscriber management deployments that incorporate services such as CGNAT, etc.
  4. This release is also recommended for deployments that include both MS-MPC/MIC and MS-DPC modules within the same chassis.
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QFX Series

Platform JTAC Recommended Junos Software by Platform Last
Updated
QFX3500 / QFX3600          Junos 14.1X53-D46 8 Feb 2018
QFX5100  Junos 14.1X53-D47 / 17.3R3-S1 5 Oct 2018
QFX5200 Junos 15.1X53-D235 / 17.3R3-S1 5 Oct 2018
QFX5110-48S Junos 15.1X53-D235 /17.3R3-S1 5 Oct 2018
QFX5110-32Q  Junos 17.3R3-S1 5 Oct 2018
QFX10002 / QFX10008 / QFX10016 Junos 15.1X53-D67 / 17.3R3-S1 5 Oct 2018
Junos Fusion Datacenter (JFD) - MC-LAG Junos 17.3R3-S1 5 Oct 2018
Junos Fusion Datacenter(JFD) - EVPN 18.1R3 5 Oct 2018
Qfabric (See Note 1) Junos 14.1X53-D42 10 May 2017

Note:

  1. Qfabric NSSU upgrade from Junos 12.2X50 to later releases is NOT recommended. Please see TSB16842 for more details.

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SRX Series Services Gateways

Platform JTAC Recommended Junos Software by Platform Release Type Last
Updated
vSRX Junos 15.1X49-D150 Standard 15 Oct 2018
SRX100B/H Junos 12.1X46-D77 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX100H2 Junos 12.3X48-D75 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX110H Junos 12.1X46-D77 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX110H2 Junos 12.3X48-D75 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX210BE/HE Junos 12.1X46-D77 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX210HE2 Junos 12.3X48-D75 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX220H Junos 12.1X46-D77 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX220H2 Junos 12.3X48-D75 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX240B/H/B2 Junos 12.1X46-D77 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX240H2 Junos 12.3X48-D75 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX300 / SRX320 / SRX340 / SRX345 Junos 15.1X49-D150 Standard 15 Oct 2018
SRX550 Junos 12.3X48-D75 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX550HM Junos 15.1X49-D150 Standard 15 Oct 2018
SRX650 Junos 12.3X48-D75 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX1400 (*3) Junos 12.3X48-D75 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX1500 Junos 15.1X49-D150 Standard 15 Oct 2018
SRX3400 / SRX3600 (*3) Junos 12.3X48-D75 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX4100 / SRX4200 Junos 15.1X49-D150 Standard 15 Oct 2018
SRX4600 Junos 17.4R2 Standard 26 Sep 2018
SRX5400 / SRX5600 / SRX5800
with RE-1800X4 and SRX5K-SPC3
Junos 18.2R1-S1 Service 26 Sep 2018
SRX5400 / SRX5600 / SRX5800
with RE-1800X4 (*2)
Junos 15.1X49-D150 Standard 15 Oct 2018
SRX5400 / SRX5600 / SRX5800
with SRX5K-RE-13-20 (*2)(*3)
Junos 12.3X48-D75 (*1) Standard 26 Sep 2018

Notes:

  1. KB29651 - Unable to upgrade from Junos OS 12.1X46 to subsequent releases of Junos OS on SRX5400/5600/5800 platforms due to "The /cf filesystem is low on free disk space" on SRX5k RE-13-20

  2. KB30446 - SRX Junos SRX5K Hardware / Software compatibility matrix

  3. TSB16905 - On SRX High-End platforms, when NAT is configured, ISSU upgrade from 12.1X46-D40 to any higher releases results in loss of security policies


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Modification History:

2018-10-15: Updated SRX JRR versions and removed SRX210B and SRX210H platforms due to EOS reached.
2018-10-05: SRX: Move direct link to JRR version to middle column that references JRR version
2018-10-03: SRX: Added direct link to JRR version per platform
2018-09-26: Removed J-Series platforms, due to EOS reached.
2018-06-25: Updated releases for ACX, MX and vMX platforms.
2018-05-17: Corrected link to SRX4600's software download page.
2018-05-15: Updated the recommended release for ACX5048 / ACX5096
2017-11-16: Updated VRR to 16.2
2017-04-18: Added jump links for quick access to platform series sections

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